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Blissful Silliness Pays Off in Little Theatre's '39 Steps'

Theater critic says play is a fun way to spend an evening.

I suppose you could say Patrick Barlow's hilarious "The 39 Steps" - now at Las Vegas Little Theatre - is a salute to Alfred Hitchcock's 1935 thriller, since it borrows heavily from the classic film.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Celebration of Pacific Islanders at the Pure Aloha Festival

Celebration of Pacific Islanders at the Pure Aloha Festival

A celebration of Hawaii is going on now at the Silverton Casino.

The 11th annual Pure Aloha Festival started Thursday and runs through Sunday night. The festival features traditional Pacific Islander entertainment, food and vendors along with carnival rides and games. There are even special concerts from island performers.

Pure Aloha Festival highlights the growing community of Pacific Islanders that call Las Vegas home. Fau Taylor set up her booth at the festival Friday. She has been part of the festival for seven years.

"When we come here everybody is like family," Taylor said.

Tickets are $7 for adults. Tickets for seniors 55 years and older, military members and children 5 to 10 years old are $5.

The festival is open until 11 p.m. Friday. It is open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.

Longtime Headliners Shine for Locals, Tourists in Off-Strip Venues

Longtime Headliners Shine for Locals, Tourists in Off-Strip Venues

The Orleans, South Point and various Station properties provide entertainment for the locals' market.

All the world's a stage.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

 

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

 

Two area fifth-grade students took top honors in a recent anti-graffiti art contest.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) honored Carlos Gonzalez of Ruby Thomas Elementary School and Ashtyn Fink of the Meadows School as the grand prize winners of the Anti-Graffiti Art Contest at a special D.A.R.E. event hosted by the RTC Thursday night.

Their winning artwork was unveiled on a 40-foot RTC vehicle before an audience of friends and family.

All of the artwork was created by local fifth-grade students. More than 20 local elementary schools participated in this year’s contest, submitting more than 475 entries. The entries were narrowed down to 10, and the winners were selected by an online community poll.

Film Festival Celebrates Independent Spirit

Independent films take over the Orleans this weekend.

Independence Day may be over, but there's a declaration of independents in Las Vegas next week -- of the filmmakers, by the filmmakers, for the filmmakers.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Orchestra, Choirs Performing in Sync with Film for 'Lord of the Rings in Concert'

A different kind of film experience comes to town.

However geek-tacular your home theater might be, you won't win this one.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Lebanese American Festival Enters Fourth Year

Lebanese American Festival Enters Fourth Year

 

The Fourth Annual Lebanese American Festival hosted by St. Sharbel Maronite Catholic Mission returns to Las Vegas this weekend.

The event runs Friday through Sunday. Hours are Friday from 5 pm until 11 pm, Saturday from 4 pm until 11 pm and Sunday from noon until 8 pm. There is a $3 admission donation.

According to organizers, one of the goals of the festival is to showcase their culture and provide a family-friendly event where there is something for everyone. People can enjoy a variety of food and entertainment options, including homemade desserts, rides for children and music provided by local Arabic entertainers like The Azzi Brothers and international singer Dani Ashkar. 

Last year, more than 5,000 people attended the three-day event and organizers are expecting twice the crowd this year.